Donnarumma named best goalkeeper by IFFHS

epa09422367 Paris Saint Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma greets the fans during the warm up prior to the French Ligue 1 soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and the Stade Brestois in Brest, France, 20 August 2021. EPA-EFE/Christophe Petit Tesson

International Federation of Football History and Statistics has named Paris Saint-Germain and Italy player Gianluigi Donnarumma the best goalkeeper in 2021.

The former Rossoneri shot stopper, who helped the club back to the Champions League by finishing second in Serie A 2020-21, joined PSG over the summer.

His contract expired and the Italy international decided to join the French giants, where he has struggled for playing time in the battle with Keylor Navas.

But the 22-year-old is the first choice between the sticks for the Azzurri and was an important member of the team that went all the way at the European Championship 2020.

International Federation of Football History and Statistics named the young goalkeeper the ‘world’s best goalkeeper in 2021’ in the IFFHS Awards.

“Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma is crowned as the world’s best goalkeeper in 2021 with 170 points, 95 more than Manuel Neuer, the German recordholder of the IFFHS Trophies,” a statement read.

“Donnarumma was one of the Italian heroes winning EURO 2020 and prevented Neuer from becoming the only recordman of the most IFFHS Trophies.

“The third place in the ranking for 2021 goes to Edouard Mendy, who won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea, becoming one of the big surprises of the year!”

Image credit: IFFHS

8 Comments on “Donnarumma named best goalkeeper by IFFHS”

  1. I see you are trying to redress some of your anti-Donnaruma bias with this article. The video yesterday of PSG game, looked more like an unlucky rebound from close range rather than the parry you made it out to be.

  2. @ Cem @ Peter it’s all about the games mate.
    Donna has got enough good ones of them in half a year, so compared to GK’s playing the whole year; that’s a positive finding. How this has got anything to do with bias or that video (see if you care for that content for your own); nobody knows.

  3. IFFHS just confirmed what was commonly known. Commonly known to unbiased and well versed futball fans.

    I said this from the time that he helped Italy win the Euro 2020 championship.

    Now…he must make a January transfer to Juventus where he could realistically earn deserved playing time.

    Pochettino is a joke of a manger.

  4. I said this since he helped Italy win Euro 2020.

    Only unbiased and well versed futball fans knew this to be true.

    Now he should transfer to Juve in January and leave PSG…guided by a joke of a manager in Pochettino.

  5. Is my comment awaiting modern oration because I stated that Pochettino is a joke of a manager?

    Did I hurt someone’s feelings with an opinion?

  6. Good stuff, Gigio.

    Now get out of Paris so you can be sharp when the Playoffs arrive. Rotting of the bench playing twice a month is hurting us.

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